One passenger jet comes in for a landing and in view of a line of planes waiting to takeoff, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, in SeaTac, Wash. Boeing Co., Alaska Airlines and the Port of Seattle announced Wednesday that they are partnering on a $250,000 study to explore how to bring more aviation biofuel to airplanes at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Executives for the companies and port signed an agreement, saying the study will help stimulate production of alternatives to conventional jet fuel. They say the longer term plan is to incorporate more biofuel into the airport’s fuel farm, which is used by all 26 airlines.

US airlines will have a crowded holiday season this year

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Airlines for America is predicting a 3.5% increase in the number of passengers flying on US airlines between the middle of December and the beginning of January.

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One passenger jet comes in for a landing and in view of a line of planes waiting to takeoff, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, in SeaTac, Wash. Boeing Co., Alaska Airlines and the Port of Seattle announced Wednesday that they are partnering on a $250,000 study to explore how to bring more aviation biofuel to airplanes at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Executives for the companies and port signed an agreement, saying the study will help stimulate production of alternatives to conventional jet fuel. They say the longer term plan is to incorporate more biofuel into the airport’s fuel farm, which is used by all 26 airlines.
3.5%

Some 51 million people are expected to fly with US airlines, according to the trade group, thanks to cheaper fares and expanded routes.

One passenger jet comes in for a landing and in view of a line of planes waiting to takeoff, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, in SeaTac, Wash. Boeing Co., Alaska Airlines and the Port of Seattle announced Wednesday that they are partnering on a $250,000 study to explore how to bring more aviation biofuel to airplanes at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Executives for the companies and port signed an agreement, saying the study will help stimulate production of alternatives to conventional jet fuel. They say the longer term plan is to incorporate more biofuel into the airport’s fuel farm, which is used by all 26 airlines.
3.5%

For passengers that want to avoid the crowds, the only option will be to travel early or exactly on the holidays. Airlines for America predicts that Dec. 16, Dec. 25, and Dec. 31 will be the least busy days.

One passenger jet comes in for a landing and in view of a line of planes waiting to takeoff, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, in SeaTac, Wash. Boeing Co., Alaska Airlines and the Port of Seattle announced Wednesday that they are partnering on a $250,000 study to explore how to bring more aviation biofuel to airplanes at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Executives for the companies and port signed an agreement, saying the study will help stimulate production of alternatives to conventional jet fuel. They say the longer term plan is to incorporate more biofuel into the airport’s fuel farm, which is used by all 26 airlines.
3.5%

Meanwhile, flights landing on the Thursday (Dec. 21) and Friday (Dec. 22) before Christmas, and on Boxing Day, will be the most crowded.

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